War and planets

7 June 2016 by

Astronomical tables hold a decidedly unglamorous place in the history of science. With hundreds of pages covered in nothing but…

Image from Agrippa 'De occulta philosophia', 1533

Newton’s dog-ears

16 October 2015 by

What are the quickest ways of getting into a librarian’s bad books? Well, there are the usual clichés – the…

A fortunate find

17 June 2011 by

Just a quick note to highlight a wonderful book I discovered while doing some preservation boxing in our Rare Book…